UAE Withdraws from Yemen

by James M. Dorsey A United Arab Emirates decision to withdraw the bulk of its forces from Yemen shines a spotlight on hard realities underlying Middle Eastern geopolitics. The pullback suggests that the UAE is preparing for the possibility of… Continue Reading  

The UAE’s War Over Narratives in Brussels

by Andreas Krieg In the era of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” the European Union has woken to the disruptive potential of disinformation and weaponized narratives—particularly in the context of the Kremlin’s covert attempt to disrupt liberal discourse in Europe.… Continue Reading  

Large Payments to Bolton Might Explain His UANI Tweet

by Eli Clifton You’d think that National Security Advisor John Bolton would have plenty on his plate on the Saturday before President Donald Trump’s high-stakes Hanoi summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. There’s also the matter of heightening… Continue Reading  

The Other Gulf State That Is Manipulating U.S. Mideast Policy

By Avery Beam and Thomas Low Following the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi lobby’s efforts to gain influence in Washington have been placed under greater scrutiny. However, Saudi Arabia is not the only country cozying up to the… Continue Reading  

Senate Resolution Potentially Changes Middle East Dynamics

by James M. Dorsey A draft US Senate resolution describing Saudi policy in the Middle East as a “wrecking ball” and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if adopted and implemented, potentially… Continue Reading